The London Knights might be a young team, but they’re proving to be a winning one after beating the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 8-5 at Budweiser Gardens on Friday (Oct. 31). The win is the Knights sixth in seven games and their fourth straight.
London didn’t waste anytime in getting ahead, picking up two goals in about two minutes of the opening puck drop with Christian Dvorak and Max Domi finding the back of the net. The Knights never relinquished the lead after that.
London chased Sault Ste. Marie starting goaltender Brandon Halverson off the ice after scoring a third goal in just over six minutes of starting the game.
Domi, the Knights' new captain, has now scored a point in his last seven games and has collected 18 points over that time. He had two goals and three assists in Friday’s game.
London started the season with a 2-5 record and scored just 12 goals over that time and allowed 26.
The Knights have scored 25 goals in their last four games.
If there’s something opponents need to watch it’s taking penalties against London considering they’ve managed to find the back of the net on the power play in the last four matchups.
London currently has the lowest winning percentage in the Midwest Division at .571, but it would rank them higher than every team in the West Division — the only other division in the Western Conference — except for the Greyhounds.
The Knights will travel to Windsor to faceoff against the Spitfires on Saturday (Nov. 1) before coming back home Sunday (Nov. 2) to play the Sudbury Wolves.